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Football Manager 2018

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by WithMyApologies, 15 Aug 2017.

  1. No1newts

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 May 2009

    Posts: 20,152

    Location: North East

    My Newcastle game my first 7 games;

    City
    ManU
    Liverpool
    West Brom
    Arsenal
    Chelsea
    Huddersfield

    :p:(

    I managed 2 wins (Liverpool & Hudd) 2 draws (4-4 against City and 2-2 West Brom) and lost the other 3 comfortably beaten by ManU and only lost 1-0 to arsenal and Chelsea.

    Sitting 11th on 8 points but the league is daft. 12th is on 7 points. 13th-19th on 6 points. 20th on 5 points :p

    Struggling to get a grip tactically at the moment but my one gripe is how highly strung players are. Yedlin got a 3 (yes 3!) against City before I hooked him at half time. I dropped him for 5 games (he played a cup game though) and he’s had a complete meltdown demanding to leave and in the media aggravating for a move :rolleyes: gave a negative teamtalk and Atsu and Gayle are unhappy. You literally just need to praise players all the time and agree to all demands or you have a mutiny. It’s not a sim of management just a test of can you click the happy button every time. Rather frustrating.
     
  2. davisdavid

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Aug 2014

    Posts: 1,095

    Location: Wiltshire

    I eventually finished 3rd with Newcastle on my now lost save (absolutely gutted) but I had a horrific start of only 9 points from first 8 games. Eventually got the team playing and scoring but conceding just as bad.

    Sakho was available for 4 million from west ham so signed him at start of January and he scored 21 in 18. He's a beast again this year.

    Had a takeover in October by Mike Ashley the second. £100 million in debt with loan repayments of 875k a month. Though finishing third resulted in a new transfer budget of £79 million.

    It wasn't until the last two games if the season that the squad listened for team talks.
     
  3. No1newts

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 May 2009

    Posts: 20,152

    Location: North East

    I’ve Had the takeover mentioned with threats of being replaced by Juande Ramos :p

    Gayle is beasting it for me so far, 8 in 7 games including a hat trick against City.
     
  4. davisdavid

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Wiltshire

    Ha I had the juande Ramos threat too. Hope it's changed from the beta
     
  5. No1newts

    Capodecina

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    Posts: 20,152

    Location: North East

    Is there a decent face/badge pack out yet?

    Edit: Blurgh they really need to tone down players complaining o this incarnation. Played 8 games and I’ve had a player who has started 4 complaining about lack of first team football and a backup player who has started 2 also complaining the same :rolleyes:
     
  6. philstanbridge

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,298

    Location: West Coast of Scotland

    sortitoutsi is where i get my facepacks etc from.
     
  7. davisdavid

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Wiltshire

    FM scout. DF faces is the main one but there's a nice 11gb hexagon pack with 243,000 faces.
     
  8. robmol

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    Posts: 2,310

  9. philstanbridge

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    Yep, it works. I'm wondering now if the hair can be adapted into 3d models using whatever package. There must be a way to improve these things.
     
  10. molinari

    Soldato

    Joined: 6 Jan 2003

    Posts: 5,191

    Anyone playing the FM 2018 Touch? If so, what's it like this year?
     
  11. insideline

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    The match engine is really bad ins't it. Lost count of how many corners I give away because the opposition do a rubbish cross to no one which my keeper then parries out for a corner...

    Literally happens 3-4 times a match.
     
  12. philstanbridge

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    I think the match engine is an improvement.
     
  13. davisdavid

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Wiltshire

    So do I but it still isn't able to visually display the information correctly as the post above you suggests. Still get 'he certainly didn't mean that!' every game. It compensates with those shot / cross animations just as players still skate left and right when defending
     
  14. insideline

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    Sorry im a bit confused, are you saying that what its showing me on screen isn't what actually happened ? I only use 2d view FYI
     
  15. philstanbridge

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    I think what he means is that in the time scale of the match there is a certain amount of abstraction.
     
  16. Matty8787

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Jan 2016

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    Location: Yorkshire

    So is this worth the buy? I skipped last year so would be coming from '16?
     
  17. molinari

    Soldato

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    The same for me, and I'm trying to work out whether the match engine has improved enough to make a difference.
     
  18. philstanbridge

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    I think it's worth it yes, but maybe only from 16. From 17 I don't think there's enough to warrant the upgrade, although there are a lot of changes in there, and a lot of bugs.
     
  19. philstanbridge

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    You realise there's a demo? Try it.
     
  20. davisdavid

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Wiltshire

    Sort of. I didn't explain myself well. I think the match engine fails to depict the game correctly still. The cross / shots are a good example in that the team is going to win a corner from the keeper parrying a shot but it depicts it as a cross and the text reads that the 'player didn't mean to do that' but the keeper tips it over the bar.

    I'll see if I can find my gif I made of my keeper and defender having a mix up. I understand there was a mix up but the visualisation didn't do it justice and it looked really ****.